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Why am I not able to get out of bed?

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Last Updated: 06/08/2020 at 5:06pm
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Top Rated Answers
WimbleWomble
April 29th, 2019 1:22am
I just sometimes like to escape my responsibility. My bed's a safe place to do it. It's comfy and snuggly. Also has to do with when I'm lazy or have no motivation to do anything. Other times it could be that I'm really tired. Sometimes I pretend I'm sick so I wouldn't have to go to school, but my mom sees everything so ehh ;C. Getting out of bed is good though, if you don't you might develop back pain in your older years. Also because of the phone, I just like to say in bed for like an extra 30-mins on phone
helpfuldot
May 15th, 2015 12:14am
I know my depression can cause lack of motivation or energy to accomplish any thing. Many other mental illnesses or even just a traumatic event can cause the same thing.
LoveIsLouderx0x
June 3rd, 2015 5:55am
For years i have had problems sleeping, and waking up once i got to sleep it was a dreadful waking up i could just sleep forever, mostly because i just had no ambition to want to do anything, everything seemed pointless to me, so depression i guess is why i can not get out of bed.
Anonymous
May 16th, 2015 9:58pm
Life seems tiring. Getting out of bed is exposing yourself to reality, which can be challenging. You may be experiencing fear of facing what you have to do.
MaxObie22
May 17th, 2015 8:15pm
Sometimes, people suffer depression that lead to them having a lessened motivation to want to do things that require physical, emotional and mental activity.
OfTheSpotlessMind
May 27th, 2015 3:57am
A new day has a lot to offer. Don't think of the past, or too far into the future. Take things one step at a time and live for the moment.
StayHappy22
August 18th, 2015 2:28pm
Because you disorder is pushing you back from doing it, try to break through it. You can get up, for sure!
toritaylor
September 15th, 2015 1:49pm
This sounds like a sign of depression, have you tried read the 7 cups of tea depression guide? It is located on the top bar of your webpage.
Anonymous
June 29th, 2015 8:11pm
Sometimes when a person is too tired, that's the reason. Or all in all, wanting a little time to yourself.
Anonymous
December 14th, 2015 2:36am
Mine came from lack of motivation, so I set myself a new alarm, set my self a morning challenge and moved a 20 minute workout into the morning!
PhoenixB
December 15th, 2015 6:35pm
It's hard to leave a good thing behind, known by me as the "Locus Eater's dilemma". You're in bed, warm and comfortable, and you don't want to get up. It's completely natural. Although there might be some other reason, like depression that's causing you to stay in bed.
EnlightenedLux
February 15th, 2016 4:49am
Because your a human being, like all of us. It's no big deal, but you can lessen it's severity by giving yourself something to look forward to.
Rajnin
July 11th, 2016 8:23pm
Depression can totally sap your willpower to want to do anything along with wanting to stay somewhere where you feel safe.
tranqq
September 12th, 2016 3:19pm
I think it has a lot to do with avoidance. Avoidance of your problems, avoidance of being tired. I also think it's because your bed is safe. It's safe, it's warm.
faithlove1111
May 28th, 2018 5:20pm
The bed is the best place to rest. The bed is also the best place to hide. You cling to your bed because your body craves rest and your mind needs to slow down and unwind. But you could also cling to your bed because you do not want to face the world and handle the issues or situations that needs your participation. You might even cling on to your bed to camouflage procrastination or just plain laziness. Which is the answer? Only you can answer it.
Anonymous
June 8th, 2020 5:06pm
Depression is real and it can cause you to feel hopelessness and pain that is so severe that you think it is not even worth getting out of bed anymore. From my own experience, my family, friends, and relationship with God is really what got me through my depression. They are what encouraged me and gave me hope again. Talking to someone like a counselor or even those around you who love you can also help so that you know that you are not alone in your fight. You have people who love you, who are rooting for you, and who believe in you.